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reason. you cannot spend the energy of invention or creativity it. followed by the ipad and so on. people get caught by this. i mean, what can this do? a few years ago, and mobile telephone in a suitcase. today, in your pocket. carrying with them certain baggage of values. imperceptibly, they affect things. there is this culture. ways of thinking, you know? presenting it as an alternative. you do not have to throw away your ipod because you are a follower. you can be as materialistic as you what. being grounded in certain basic -- i do not want to say the turmoil. basic values. being selective about what you take from the exterior world. tavis: these questions are difficult because they are different in different parts of the continent. you are the perfect person to answer this question given your own history. being a political prisoner, etc., etc.. >> the very negative. very pessimistic. let's put it this way. is the continent progressive? no, it is not. there are pockets here and there. you find is one step forward, several steps back. as i said earlier, i never thought we would be so b
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happening, so your point to stick around a bit longer. what is that like? >> your energy is reverberating, is the way i can describe it. you can feel it, but you cannot see it. things are exploding. maybe it is something lyrical, with a collaborator, and we are working on something. you can feel that there is an energy going back and forth, and then, "when this is done, we have to go in there and make sure we can put that down, and it is just like an energy that is happening. basically, what happens is you do not pay attention to the time. tavis: and then it is 5:00. >> and then whatever time it is, it is. it is natural. it just happens, in there is. tavis: yes. you mentioned collaborating. this, to my mind, and you know your stuff better than i do, but to my mind, this is one of the most collaborative projects. >> it is. it is. i am never done a collaborative project. there was something that i wanted to start to see what would happen when i combined with people from totally different spaces than me, you know? and it was something like an experiment, i guess. it was kind of like being fr
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not have happened. it was good that i started young. you can channel something, you can channel and energy that sometimes is only stirred up by some material for some story that you are exposed to. it is that process of walking in those shoes. you read a good book, it changes your life. imagine going out and living it. it is like -- i love being the part of a group that love something together. you have something to hold up. it is a good pressure. tavis: "twilight" is out. it is breaking records everywhere. life is good for kristin stewart. "on the road" is on release. are you good? that is good. thanks for watching and as always, keep the faith. >> she is the one that everyone wants. >> victoria? >> i was trying to protect you. >> you. why haven't you called the back? -- me back? >> i had nothing to say. >> i have tons. hold on. >> it's him i don't trust. ride.e's one for the >> hold on tight. >> for more information on today's show, visit tavis smiley at pbs.org. tavis: hi, i'm tavis smiley. join me next time for a conversation with matt damon on his latest film and work with water.org.